Tag: Mike Auldridge

Mike Auldridge performs at the NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert

| October 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

Ace dobro player Mike Auldridge will perform at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Fellowships Concert on Thursday, October 4. Earlier this year the NEA announced the recipients of their prestigious National Heritage Fellowship award; Auldridge is among the nine recipients honoured […]


Album of the Week #27 – John Starling’s Long Time Gone

| August 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

These days, it seems like everyone is putting out a solo project. Much of the time, solo projects are a great way for an artist to showcase his interests in a more personal manner. Often times, solo projects are a labor of love placing the […]


Mike Auldridge, Andy Statman to receive Heritage Fellowships

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The US National Endowment for the Arts has announced that legendary reso-guitarist Mike Auldridge and virtuosic multi-istrumentalist Andy Statman are among the 2012 recipients of a National Heritage Fellowship. This award is meant to recognize a lifetime achievement in folk and traditional arts with a […]


Circa Blue

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

In today’s music world there’s a whole lot more to starting a band than merely getting together with four to five guys, hacking out some tunes, booking, and playing shows. Each band must strive to create their own sound, generate original material, and ultimately find […]


Circa Blue hits the scene

| May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

West Virginia’s Circa Blue has released a debut, self-titled album featuring the four members of the band with special guests Mike Auldridge and Chris Sexton. Steve Harris is on guitar, Dave Harris on bass, Matt Hickman on banjo and Ron Webb on mandolin. Webb was faced […]


Slidetown Reunion – Curt Baker

| April 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Most people think of the typical bluegrass band as consisting of five instruments: banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, and bass. However, many of the best bluegrass groups wouldn’t have been complete without the rich sound of the resophonic guitar. The world of this instrument might be […]


Lou Reid & Carolina go their own way

| February 24, 2012 | 3 Comments

Lou Reid & Carolina have a new CD, Callin’ Me Back Home, ready to go, with a debut single just released via Airplay Direct. The song is Carolina Moonshine Man, written by Reid, Ray Edwards and Terry Foust. Lou tells us that the song is based on […]


WaPo goes all Mike Auldridge on us

| January 30, 2011 | 1 Comment

Today’s (1/30) edition of The Washington Post has a lengthy special feature on DC native and bluegrass reso-legend Mike Auldridge. The article By Bill Friskics-Warren chronicles Mike’s discovery of the instrument, and his storied career in bluegrass music through the eyes of such luminaries as […]


Jimmy Gaudreau – Pieces and Bits

| November 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

Jimmy Gaudreau has a new CD from Goose Creek Music, entitled Pieces and Bits. It’s just what the title suggests – recordings of all manner of mandolin music featuring Jimmy with a who’s who of acoustic instrumental all-stars. The tunes are all his, and cover […]


Big fun at ResoSummit 2010

| November 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

We heard yesterday from Rob Ickes, who shared some details about this year’s ResoSummit, the 4-day resonator guitar symposium he hosts annually in Nashville. A series of workshops and performances occur at the Scarritt Bennett conference center and the Station Inn, all with a resophonic […]